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Old 02-10-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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2008 GS 1200 - Help!

I have a 2008 R1200GS. Every time I gas up fuel overflows into the carbon canister and causes the engine to run poorly for 25-50 miles. It runs rough, won't idle, and lacks power and backfires without end. This happens every time I re-fuel no matter how careful I am not to overfill. The only way I can prevent it is to approximate the amount fuel need and under fill by about 3/4 of a gallon. I am planning a trip up the Dalton and need all the tank capacity I have. Anyone else experience this problem to this extent? My thought is to remove the canister...is there a procedure on how to do this out there?

I appreciate any comments .
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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."is there a procedure on how to do this out there?"

Have you SEARCHED for one?

21 results pop up if you SEARCH for "cannister"...
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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."is there a procedure on how to do this out there?"

Have you SEARCHED for one?

21 results pop up if you SEARCH for "cannister"...
Very helpful, here it is: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211357

and on gunsmoke: http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...oal_cannister/

Located with Google, the search on this site sucks.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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Yes

Yes but I didn't find one that addressed the changes made on 2008 models and after. I understand the canister was moved and integrated into the gas tank.

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."is there a procedure on how to do this out there?"

Have you SEARCHED for one?

21 results pop up if you SEARCH for "cannister"...
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736
Lots of good stuff here submitted by your fellow inmates.
Grab a cup of coffee...sit a spell...read some suggested titles/links for future reference...

Specifically...

83. HOW DO I REMOVE THE CHARCOAL CANISTER FROM MY GSA?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211357

same thread as posted by lhendrik.

LaurelPerryOnLand screwed with this post 02-10-2013 at 10:48 AM
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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Hey Laurel,

Thank you for responding. In checking the procedure I am even more confused. The canister seems to have already been removed. There is a loose hose running down from the fuel tank area, it's not plugged or labeled. There is no visible canister in the location referred to in the inmates procedure and in the Haynes Manual I have for the bike.. I am now thinking my problem might be an incorrect removal occurred. After I bought this bike I found out that it had been in an accident and the front frame section had been replaced. I wonder if that has something to do with this....

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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736
Lots of good stuff here submitted by your fellow inmates.
Grab a cup of coffee...sit a spell...read some suggested titles/links for future reference...

Specifically...

83. HOW DO I REMOVE THE CHARCOAL CANISTER FROM MY GSA?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211357

same thread as posted by lhendrik.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #7
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I have a 2008 R1200GS. Every time I gas up fuel overflows into the carbon canister and causes the engine to run poorly for 25-50 miles. It runs rough, won't idle, and lacks power and backfires without end. This happens every time I re-fuel no matter how careful I am not to overfill.

I appreciate any comments .
Something's not right. Even if the canister is already removed(correctly), this should not be occurring. I wonder if the 'overflow' is pouring out onto some part of the electrical system?




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Old 02-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #8
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If your canister is gone maybe it is a tank ventalation issue. You ought to pop the gas cap when it runs bad after a fill up. If it runs good with the gas cap cracked (open) then the fuel tank is not venting properly. After 25 miles there is enough air volume for it to pump properly. I have an 08 GSA 33K miles never had your problem.

Fuel going to AK isn't a big issue. Coldfoot to Deadhorse is the only tricky spot. As long as you can get 250 miles out of a tank you will be fine. We went with a GS 800 and were able to refuel every 170 miles.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #9
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I have a 2008 R1200GS. Every time I gas up fuel overflows....

I appreciate any comments .
Learn to insert the gas pump handle all the way into the tank and do not top off w/the handle not inserted into the tank.

The problem stems from ID10T error code...

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